[Freegis-list] GPS data processing
nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Tue Jun 8 14:55:42 CEST 2004
Am Di, den 08.06.2004 schrieb Jens Oberender um 14:48:
> > > If there would be a way to generate shape files for Thuban from GPS data
> > > that could be edited (split, merged and annotated) within Thuban, then
> > > Thuban would be the application of choice for my work!
> > When you have shapefiles, you can also use many other packages.
> > I will answer the more involved Thuban questions on the thuban-devel list
> > (and send you a copy).
> > > Sadly I am no Python programmer at all so your Python shapelib extension
> > > is no use for me. But the GPS-Babel approach seems promising!
> > >
> > > If I understand you correctly if gpsbabel would have an output module
> > > for shapefiles, which could itself be implemented by using shapelib,
> > > then those shapes could be imported and managed/edited by Thuban?
> > Thuban currently cannot do the more involved GIS operations like
> > merging, editing and writing out shapefiles. There are some experimental
> > extensions and having one using gpsbabel to create a shapefile looks
> > like a short hack. That would enable someone to produce maps.
Ah, too bad.
> QGIS has a plugin and also an external program to convert GPS data to
> It understands GPX and LOC formats which are outputformats of gpsbabel or
> plain TXT files.
> I didn't use the plugin yet (as I don't have a GPS), but if you have
> questions come to #QGIS on irc.freenode.net.
Hmm, that *does* sound promising!
Doing "apt-get install qgis" right now ;) I just love Debian!
Thanks for the hint!
I'll try to report my findings later on...
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